(1:10PM – 2:10PM)

Overcoming My Fears Mastering My Financial Makeup: Understand how to READ your financial documents (Balance Sheet, P&L, Cash-Flow). Build and grow your business through the numbers,  which transaction affects which report, knowing your business cycles, learn how to develop your ratios for: break-even analysis, receivable turnovers, gross margins, impact on profit margins, and more - E

Getting to the Top Understanding My Industry - Hello Economics: Gain confidence in understanding the trends that affect your industry and market in a simple easy to apply manner – no longer running from the REAL numbers that matter on scaling my business - PD

Focusing On My Strengths - Accepting What I Can't Change - LSMB: 

1. Loving me from the inside out

2.  Accentuating my Image and Brand

3.  My style and beauty is my Strength

4.  Accepting All of Me - I am Divinely Made

5.  Stop trying to change me - I am here to stay, I am Complete, I am ENOUGH!

Industry: Interested in learning about how to start, run, and manage a Nonprofit, or how to do business with procurement officers (diverse suppliers), or how to build a construction business.  Hear from experts in their field on how to grow your business, your brand and your revenue whether in the marketplace or workplace. Panel Discussion: Nonprofit Management, Doing Bus Corporation, Building A Construction  - IND


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tynisha campbell

Fifth Third Bank

Tynisha Campbell a trailblazer in the banking industry, Tynisha Campbell has progressed through the ranks of the finance and risk arenas.  Tynisha is a Leveraged Finance Credit Assistant Vice President at Fifth Third Bank (Charlotte, NC) where she is responsible for providing oversight of a $800 million loan portfolio to complex, sponsor owned, and leveraged borrowers.  Prior to landing at Fifth Third, Tynisha was a successful leader at Wells Fargo and TD Bank.  Tynisha holds a Business Administration degree with a concentration in International Business Finance from Florida International University and she is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration at Wake Forest University.   In addition to her duties and responsibilities at Fifth Third and her graduate studies, Tynisha is a dedicated advocate and volunteer of  EmpowHERment, Inc and The Junior League of Charlotte. 

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Melisa galasso

Galasso Learning Solutions LLC

Melisa Galasso is the founder of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. With nearly 15 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not for profit and governmental accounting. She also supports essential professional development, public speaking, and business skills.

Melisa earned the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Master Trainer™ designation.  She is a member of and frequent instructor for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA), and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).

Melisa was appointed in 2016 to the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC), which is responsible for monitoring the activities of the various accounting and attestation standard-setting boards and submitting comments and recommendations during the due process phase. Previously, she served as President of the Board of NCACPA’s Charlotte Chapter, Chair of the A&A Committee for the NCACPA, and held several leadership positions with the VSCPA.

Melisa received the 2013 Women to Watch – Emerging Leader Award from the NCACPA and AICPA. She is a graduate of the 2014 class of the AICPA’s Leadership Academy. In 2016, Melisa was honored as one of the 50 Most Influential Women by the Mecklenburg Times and received the Top 5 Under 35 Award from the VSCPA. She received a 5.0 Speaker award from the NCACPA in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2016, Melisa received the Don Farmer Award from the NCACPA for the highest combined average scores on knowledge, skills, and materials from participant evaluations for all courses taught in a technical area.

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Lashanda millner-murphy

Tuxedo Lady Tuxedo Rental

LaShanda Millner-Murphy excels at image building. She has helped hundreds of men and women embrace and understand the value of the ABCs: Appearance, Behavior and Communication. Such are the premier essentials of managing one’s image and presenting for an effectual executive presence. The game-changing results for many of LaShanda’s clients have been found in their experiences of stronger personal and career performances, becoming more marketable and gaining more visibility in their respective environments and work spaces. Through various engagements with LaShanda, whether one-on-one coaching, workshops, or hearing her speak, you will quickly understand “the way we choose to present ourselves affects the way we think, feel, speak, act, and the way others react to what we present.”

 LaShanda has 35 years of image building and consulting experience.  She discovered her passion in the fashion industry and entrepreneurial lifestyle at the early age of 16. She continues to be passionate about empowering others through personal discovery and image building for an effectual executive presence. Her fashion and styling experiences allow her to stay on top of fashion trends around the world, and include: owning a ladies clothing and menswear tuxedo boutique, being a clothing buyer and designer, styling from television to stage personalities, producing runway shows, being a retail consultant, fashion writer contributor for major publications and businesses, co-author of Professionables – “Every Woman can be Fashionable and Professional.”  LaShanda helps her clients understand the correlation between fashion and image. One’s attire is connected to the POWER of his or her personal and professional image.  This attitude has led her to becoming co-founder of the DW Designs Leadership Program. LaShanda participates in many mastermind groups, speaking at conferences and sharing the platform with renowned speakers, also hosting workshops centered on strategies and solutions of strengthening your executive presence, managing your personal image, and teaching life skills that creates the “X” Factor of having that competitive edge.

 LaShanda is a native of Winston-Salem, NC.  Her brand “LaShandaM3” is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.  She graduated from UNC-Charlotte received a BA in Business and received her Life Coach certification and completed course at Carolina School of Etiquette.  Her intuitive style, ability to think strategically, more than a few moves ahead, time management and goal setting action plans are among the business disciplines that make her unique in the Image Consulting industry.

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monique stubbs-hall

Hampton Inn

MONIQUE STUBBS-HALL a native of Nassau, Bahamas, former resident of Baltimore, MD and current resident of Charlotte, NC. I am committed to "filling in the gaps" for our community in areas that others may not pay as much attention to. As a result of my passion to serve and lead others in the community, I was humbled to be honored as a recent inductee of the Women’s History Hall of Fame for Charlotte, NC in the Levine Museum of the New South.  

From a professional standpoint, I have over 30 years in sales and management. I have coached, trained and mentored hundreds in sales, personal & professional development, leadership and grooming. Currently I am the Director of Sales of the Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte - Ballantyne. With over 16 years in management in the hospitality industry, I have been recognized as a “Hospitality Expert”. It is my love for people that moves me to continue my work in this industry as it affords me the opportunity to make a difference. My passion is training and mentoring others to close the gap between poor service and loss of revenue, the power of professional presentation and the impact of maintaining an executive mindset.

I am the proud founder of the Grooming Greatness Foundation. A non-profit in Charlotte with a focus on our initiative “Ladihood”. Our mission is to Educate, Enrich and Expose our youth the importance of proper grooming on their future. We believe by bonding youth with their parents, guardians and mentors as they learn together will strengthen family bonds and in turn strengthen the community.

My desire is that as individuals engage with me they will walk away refreshed and invigorated as a result of my positive mindset and my genuine love for people. They will be inspired to pursue a new perspective of the necessity of enjoying life.

~A rich lifestyle has nothing to do with money but everything to do with mindset~

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angela broome Powley

American Red Cross

Angela A. Broome Powley joined the American Red Cross in March 2011. She serves as the regional Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Carolinas Region, which is composed of 6 Red Cross chapters in 47 counties throughout Western North Carolina and 4 in Northern South Carolina, headquartered in Charlotte. Angela’s leadership team members support Red Cross programs such as Services to the Armed Forces, Disaster Cycle Services, Health and Safety, Emergency Services and Transportation Services, as well as support services, fund development and communications. 

Angela’s past community and civic involvements lead her to a career in the non-profit sector. She has been actively engaged in community nonprofit leadership, including serving on the YWCA’s Board of Directors as the Board Chair, the Charlotte Chamber’s East and Center City Board of Directors, LifeSpan’s Board of Visitors and the Charlotte Philharmonic’s Board of Directors. She has held numerous other non-profit committee and volunteer positions with Junior Achievement, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Habitat for Humanity and the Make a Wish Foundation.  She currently serves as the committee chair for the Charlotte Chamber’s Power of Women initiative.  She also serves on the UNCC on the Graduate School’s Advisory Board and the Carolina Freedom Foundation Board. 

Angela was honored in 2006 as a recipient of the Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award and in 2012 she was named as one of The Mecklenburg Times 50 Most Influential Women. 

Angela resides in Charlotte with her husband Keith Powley and her son Grayson (15).  She also has a son currently serving in the United States Marine Corp.  

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kim marks

ai Design Group, Inc

Kim Marks is the Workplace Practice Leader, Interiors Discipline Leader and Principal of the firm, Kim believes in the power of listening to produce the best results. She carries this into every aspect of her work, from guiding the vision of a new client, to leading the Charlotte-based interiors team. Her active participation in project work reflects her desire to deliver high-quality design with personalized service. Specializing in commercial interiors, Kim has more than 29 years’ experience in the architecture and interior design business. She was named one of the Top 25 Women in Business by the Charlotte Business Journal and one of the 50 Women Extraordinaire by Business.


priscilla wallace

Supplier Diversity and Compass Group

Priscilla Wallace currently serves as the VP of Supplier Diversity and Compass Group, the largest foodservice procurement organization in North America. With over 18 years of experience, Priscilla has lead the growth of supplier diversity programs and initiatives by developing and leveraging partnerships across all levels of the business to  demonstrate the value of diversity platforms to the success of the overall organization. Priscilla is a solutions focused leader dedicated to building, nurturing, and growing award-winning supplier diversity programs through her efforts with helping numerous minority businesses to secure multi-million dollar contracts with Fortune 500 companies. Priscilla has facilitated continuing education courses for associates to increase awareness for supplier diversity initiatives. She also plays a vital role in new business prospecting and the retention of existing business.

Throughout Priscilla’s career she has served in a number of leadership roles as the corporate liaison with organizations such as NMSDC, WBENC, Rainbow PUSH, USPAACC, ACDBE, and other state and city certifying organizations. Priscilla has also been recognized in 2018 as one of the Top 25 Diversity Professionals in Diversity MBA and recently led the charge for Compass Group’s   2018 Corporate Nomination as one of the Omni50 by Omnikal for her work with multi-cultural business programs.

Priscilla is a graduate of Delta State University with a degree in Psychology and Business Administration. She is a former MBA student of Liberty University.  She also attended the UNC Kenan Flagler School of Business.  Priscilla resides in Huntersville, NC and is married with two children, Nehemiah and Shayla.


sallie jarosz

NewDominion Bank

Sallie Jarosz is the Commercial Real Estate Director for NewDominion Bank, a division of Park National, an 8 billion dollar bank.  She is the quintessential female leader in a largely male-dominated commercial real estate industry.  In addition to her powerful presence in banking and lending, she is currently president-elect for CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women).  Her path to presidency for CREW Charlotte was steeped in hours of service, culminating in providing innovative and dynamic change to help improve the chapter.  Her commitment to the commercial real estate industry and the community is unparalleled. 

She is considered one of the most widely respected, loyal, influential and devoted women in this industry. Her powerful presence creates momentum, and she freely shares her expertise and her leadership in the business.  Sallie leads by helping others, as she believes that by shining the light on others, she fosters authentic relationships and helps to improve the lives of others in her personal and professional life.

Sallie entered the commercial real estate industry in 1983, a time when women weren’t in professional or leadership positions.  She quickly rose in her career, and utilized the mentoring support of both men and women to help her rise to leadership. She created value though intimate, authentic relationships rooted in trust and integrity. She has executed business with some of the most powerful developers in the city and was a part of the transformation and growth of Charlotte. 

She was honored as a recipient of the 2017 Mecklenburg Times Most Influential Women Award, and most recently was awarded 2018 Real Estate Forum Top 25 Women of Influence.  Sallie also is a contributing author of The New Solution Selling,  a sales performance book.

Sallie is a volunteer for Go Jen Go, Habitat for Humanity, A Child’s Place, and Saint Gabriel Church.